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Indonesian Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Muhammad Natsir targeted the implementation of e-learning lectures at universities can be implemented in 2018. It was said by Muhammad Natsir at the inauguration of the building of the Faculty of Engineering Siliwangi University in Tasikmalaya, West Java, on Monday (8/1). As written by Antara, the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education currently preparing regulations in the form of ministerial regulations for the implementation of e-learning education system in Indonesian universities.  Minister Muhammad Natsir said, the application of digital lectures will not be inevitable in the technological developments era in the future. The implementation of online lecture system which can be implemented by long distance, is also aimed to increase the gross enrollment rate of higher education in Indonesia// Ant.trs.N

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Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists participated inthe Bintan Durian Festival 2018 at Bentan Berkapur, Riau Islandson Sunday(7/1). Bintan Regent, Apri Sujadi, in Bintan, said the festival was held because since the end of 2017, durian harvest in some villages in Bintan has attracted the attention of locals and tourists. As reported by Antara, Bintan regency has a unique taste of durian and the taste can compete to a special variant of durian from Malaysia and Singapore. Chairman of the Executive Committee of Durian Bintan Festival 2018, Muhammad Ali, said, in addition to durian bazaar, the committee also displayedvarious creationsof  durian //Ant.trs.Rezha

 

09
January

Thousands Corals Re-Planted in Gili Nanggu

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The Maritime and Fishery Ministry`s Marine and Coastal Resources Management Agency has worked with locals to replant thousands of corals in Gili Nanggu island. Barmawi, the BSPL chairman for Bali and West Nusa Tenggara said on Sunday(7/1) in West Lombok that more than a thousand corals had been planted since 2013 to 2015 period. He noted that the agency has worked with the local government, and the locals to transplant the coral reefs in the waters around Gili Nanggu. Although the program has been performed by the agency since 2013, the monitoring and evaluation processes were started last year. During the replanting process, the agency had sunk five concrete platforms to the seabed. Each platform, he stated, has some 56 baby corals or commonly called as planula.  According to the evaluation conducted in 2017, some 80 percent of the entire coral replanted have flourished, Barmawi stressed. He further explained, the coral transplantation program is aimed to restore the marine ecosystem in Gili Nanggu. Barnawi emphasized, apart of restoring the marine ecosystem, the coral transplantation program is also aimed to educate the locals and the tourists on the conservation program conducted in the island///ANTARA

 

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January

 

Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignatius Jonan said the airport train which has operated since the end of December 2017, has been compliant with expectations from all sides. The station has also been in accordance with international standards. In addition, the train speed is good enough. According to Minister Ignatius Jonan, the tariff is also quite reasonable, considering the train is not subsidized by the government. As quoted by Antara, Minister Ignatius Jonan in Jakarta, on Sunday evening, (7/1), said the airport train is very feasible to be a transportation option for people who will travel through Soekarno-Hatta Airport. Because there are three advantages for choosing an airport train, namely reducing the consumption of fuel oil, saving the time, and reducing pollution// Ant.trs.Rezha